Biologist (Endangered Species) (DEU)

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  • Conduct ecological investigations of water and proposed land use development projects to determine their effect on the distribution and abundance of plant and animal species and their habitats.
  • Make recommendations to improve ecosystem conditions for island habitats.
  • Plan and provide oversight for public or private habitat restoration projects that may include landowner contracts, biological surveys and monitoring, project implementation and adaptive management.
  • Conduct literature and resource information searches pertaining to fish and wildlife, habitat restoration, land management, and other biological and natural resources issues.
  • Develop comprehensive fish, wildlife, and botanical management plans and objectives to ensure the preservation, protection, and enhancement of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat.
  • Conduct consultations pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and prepare biological opinions and other correspondence related to consultation process.
  • Assist applicants with Habitat Conservation Planning pursuant to section 10 of the Endangered Species Act, using an ecosystem-based approach.
  • Review and report on permit applications.
  • Establish or oversee implementation of specific recovery tasks consistent with section 4 of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Review environmental assessments or environmental impact statements to analyze and evaluate the consequences of proposed project impacts to fish, wildlife, and botanical resources.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance under the Endangered Species Act to other Federal agencies, state agencies, and private landowners on the impact of their actions to listed species and their habitat.
  • Review new or proposed legislation or regulations on fish, wildlife, and botanical resources and assess how the regulations may affect listed species and land management decisions.
  • Coordinate natural resource activities with various tribal, Federal and state government representatives.
  • Represent the agency on interagency and interdisciplinary work teams, where resource interests may conflict.
  • Serve as the office liaison to provide leadership or technical expertise to recovery teams, work groups, interagency teams, other Federal agencies and management entities.
  • Present complex, controversial and technical information to diverse audiences regarding fish, wildlife, and botanical resources.
  • Review reports, correspondence and other official Service documents prepared by other employees to ensure that the written products are technically accurate, organized and well written.
  • Research and provide written recommendations for land management, monitoring, restoration or conservation of endangered species projects using scientific methodology and scientific literature.
  • Provide written input and/or edit and revise management plans on fish, wildlife, and botanical issues.
  • Perform data analyses and write reports to evaluate findings and make recommendations for alternative projects or subsequent action on fish, wildlife, and botanical resources.
  • Prepare and review biological portions of environmental impact statements or comprehensive planning reports to evaluate environmental consequences of proposed actions on natural resources.